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     World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking is probably the best example of how Assistive Technology has helped a talented mind overcome physical impairments and contribute productively to the world. So we can now look forward to a more inclusive way of learning, instead of the cloistered existence that most differently-abled learners had to face in the past. Newer technology allows differently-abled learners to learn with their peers as well as contribute fruitfully to the collaborative process of learning. This is indeed the new era of learning – truly learning for all.


Technology breaks all barriers of disabled in today's era. While most people aren't aware of it, assistive technology devices have become prevalent in many aspects of our lives, ranging from cell phones with built-in cameras and screen magnifiers to personal computers that have been customised for use by those who can't easily access conventional equipment due to visual or motor difficulties or lack of mobility, such as the elderly, patients recovering from illness or surgery, blind and visually impaired people, physically challenged people, and others.
Stephen Hawking, a world-renowned scientist, is undoubtedly the clearest example of how Assistive Technology has enabled a talented intellect to overcome physical limitations and contribute meaningfully to society. He was one of the greatest theoretical physicists of all time. From the Big Bang to black holes, Hawking's work on the origins and structure of the universe revolutionised the field, and his best-selling books appealed to readers who may not have had access to his technical expertise.
Through Skype and other video communication tools like Google Hangouts, differently-abled learners can now learn alongside their peers in real time! Assistive Technology (AT) is any technology, method, or process that enables people with disabilities to have the same access to Information and communication technologies, employment, education, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency like people without disabilities.
The lesson brings out the fact that people could achieve their goals and live their lives irrespective of their weakness, as here Alisha and David were living their life independently without taking help from others and achieved their goals using technology. With technology and willingness, anything and everything under the sky is possible for all, irrespective of normal or disabled people.
Meaning of difficult words:
Impairment  Disability
Cloistered Separated from the outside world
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2018). English Standard-10. Tech Bloomers (pp. 126-130). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.